Friday, February 12, 2016

Roses In Bloom - Online Art Class

Spring is in the air....well not yet, but a girl can dream right?  I'm excited to share the first of many new online creative classes.  Each month I will release a few art classes to the ETSY shop.  As the new ones come in the old ones move out.  

I don't have registration dates with my classes.  They will all be self-paced for your convenience. The reason why they are only available for a month is because I want to provide you new and fresh lessons on a regular basis.  If you see a class you like, jump on it because after it's gone it might not return until later in the year (or the following year). 

Roses In Bloom is a painting inspired by my mom's rose garden.  Each year her red roses would grow so full and bright. This PDF based class will walk you step by step through the painting.  It's perfect a weekend project or after work stress reliever.  At the end, you will have a dreamy mixed media painting to hang in your space and a few new creative tips take away.  


Have a great weekend!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Watercolor Art Journal Share - My Process

How do you feel about your painting process?  Do you have a routine?  I've noticed a few new habits in my painting process and want to share them today.

The reason why this is coming up now has to do with me trying to take more risks with my art. Instead of pushing away my weird ideas I just work with them.  Here are a few things I've noticed....
  1. I keep a small journal by my bed to sketch ideas late at night (before I go to bed I usually get a flood of ideas!).  I know some people get great ideas in the shower or at the gym.  I try to write it down even if I never use it.  
  2. I make a larger sketch to see if I even like the idea.  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
  3. If I do, I move on to painting...I go dark to light (even with acrylics).  Not the darkest dark.  I will build up shadows keeping track of highlights and fuss with it until I'm done.

I'm really liking watercolor journaling.  The medium is going to take me a while to get used to since at first I tried to use it like acrylics.  The more I experiment the more I learn....

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